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—  Municipality  —
Laukaan kunta
Lievestuore Railway Station in 1950

Coat of arms
Location of Laukaa in Finland
Coordinates: 62°25′N 025°57′E / 62.417°N 25.95°E / 62.417; 25.95Coordinates: 62°25′N 025°57′E / 62.417°N 25.95°E / 62.417; 25.95
Country Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
Charter 1593
 - Municipal manager Esko Koliseva
Area (2009-01-01)[1]
 - Total 825.68 km2 (318.8 sq mi)
 - Land 648.58 km2 (250.4 sq mi)
 - Water 177.1 km2 (68.4 sq mi)
Area rank 141st largest in Finland
Population (2009-12-31)[2]
 - Total 17,979
 - Density 27.72/km2 (71.8/sq mi)
Population rank 63rd largest in Finland
Population by native language [3]
 - Finnish 99.2% (official)
 - Swedish 0.1%
 - Others 0.7%
Population by age [4]
 - 0 to 14 21.4%
 - 15 to 64 64.3%
 - 65 or older 14.3%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

Laukaa (Swedish: Laukas) is a municipality of Finland.

It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 17,979 (31 December 2009)[2] and covers an area of 825.68 square kilometres (318.80 sq mi) of which 177.1 km2 (68.4 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 27.72 inhabitants per square kilometre (71.8 /sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


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